In more AT&T news, the carrier announced that beginning May 1, qualifying AT&T customers will have complimentary Wi-Fi access at more than 7,000 Starbucks nationwide. The two companies said they will be working on switching over Starbucks locations to AT&T’s Wi-Fi service, from T-Mobile USA, throughout 2008.
“With the power of our Wi-Fi network, and through our partnership with Starbucks, we’re strengthening our ability to meet the needs of today’s mobile consumer virtually anywhere and everywhere,” said AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, in a statement. “Expanding our reach across company-operated Starbucks locations nationwide helps us bridge the gap between our wired and wireless offerings and affirms AT&T’s commitment to connect people with their worlds, everywhere they live and work.”
AT&T also announced that service rollouts have begun in the San Antonio area. For non-AT&T customers, Wi-Fi service will include a mix of free and paid connection options.